Increased Tension Leading To The Wall

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  • Increase In Tensions Leading To The Wall
    • Bizonia
      • In 1947 America and England joined their zones to create Bizonia
      • The creation of Bizonia made reunification less likely
      • After the creation of Bizonia the Western zones changed the currency to the Deutschmark without telling Stalin. This was in 1948.
        • Stalin responded to this with the Berlin Blockade. June 1948 - May 1949
          • The Berlin Blockade stopped the West entering West Berlin.
            • This meant they had 3 options either pull out of West Berlin, wage war on Russia or drop food and resources from planes.
              • A plane had to land every 90 seconds to feed the people of West Berlin.
              • West Berliners lived mainly on tinned and dried food.
              • Electricity only worked for 4 hours a day.
      • In 1949 Bizonia became Trizonia.
    • FRG
      • Everything about the FRG was set up in order
      • In August 1949 the CDU narrowly won the elections with 131 seats.
      • Konrad Adenaur was the first Chancellor of the FRG
        • Erhard took over in 1966
      • In the FRG the social market economy was the economic system.
      • The FRG was the 2nd largest economy in the world
        • This was a key part of Adenaur staying in power.
      • In 1959 the SPD became a catch all party and gathered more support than the CDU.
      • Before the Berlin Wall went up 3 million people moved from the GDR to the FRG. This was almost 1/6th of the population.
        • JUNE 1953 UPRISING
          • A strike broke out in East Berlin and spread across the GDR.
          • Some of the chants included 'we don't want a national arm, we want butter'
          • The strikes reached half a million workers and spread across 200 cities.
          • The Soviet forces intervened with 600 tanks and 20,000 soldiers.
          • This was the first time Soviet forces had to intervene in a socialist uprising.
          • Officially there were 21 deaths, but the number is more likely to be near 50
          • 20 people were executed, 6000 arrested and 500 given life sentences.
          • This led to the USSR having to formally recognise the GDR
    • GDR/DDR
      • Ulbricht was the First Secretary of the GDR.
        • He had the mos power because the SED were the largest party.
      • Achieved some economic and social moves. Especially compared to other socialists countries.
      • Widely regarded as the best socialist state in the world.
      • JUNE 1953 UPRISING
        • A strike broke out in East Berlin and spread across the GDR.
        • Some of the chants included 'we don't want a national arm, we want butter'
        • The strikes reached half a million workers and spread across 200 cities.
        • The Soviet forces intervened with 600 tanks and 20,000 soldiers.
        • This was the first time Soviet forces had to intervene in a socialist uprising.
        • Officially there were 21 deaths, but the number is more likely to be near 50
        • 20 people were executed, 6000 arrested and 500 given life sentences.
        • This led to the USSR having to formally recognise the GDR
      • The GDR created the Stasi. This was mainly used for spying purposes.

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